Proportional voting deserves a test-drive

Re: “Put vote reform to referendum,” editorial, Sept. 30.

I agree that a referendum be held on electoral reform, but not before we fully understand what we are voting on. We need to try a system of proportional representation, and give it a chance, before we endorse it.

Referendums can be dangerous if the electorate does not understand the issue. A recent CBC program surveyed people on the street asking them if they could name any forms of proportional representation. Very few could, and some didn’t even know what our present system is.

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